Dr. Anton Holzer

Born in Innichen (South Tyrol, Italy) in 1964; studied History, Political Sciences, and Philosophy in Innsbruck, Bologna, and Vienna; PhD University of Vienna. He is editor of the academic journal Fotogeschichte (History of Photography) and works as a photo historian, author, and exhibition curator in Vienna.



Fotogeschichte – journal on the history of photography:
Editor of the journal FOTOGESCHICHTE. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie (HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Contributions on the History and Aesthetics of Photography) since 2001  Opens external link in new windowFotogeschichte


Lecturer (history and theory of photography)

at the universities below:
- Danube University Krems, Department of Visual Studies
- University of Vienna, Department of Art History
- University of Vienna, Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies
- University of Art and Design Linz, Media Culture and Theories of Art
- University of Lucerne, Department of History


Author and publicist:

- books, catalogues, and texts on cultural history and the history of photography, Publications

- essays, reportages, texts on photography, and reviews for daily and weekly newspapers, among others for the daily newspapers Die Presse (Vienna), Wiener Zeitung (Vienna), Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Zurich): Feuilleton

- texts and reviews on the history and theory of photography: Fotogeschichte


Exhibition curator:

curator of exhibitions presenting photographic and cultural history, Exhibitions



Research project on the Austrian-American photographer Robert Haas from 2013-2015 (Botstiber Foundation) Research

Research project on the history of press photography from 2008 to 2012 (FWF—Austrian Science Fund) Research

Research project on war photography in World War I from 2002 to 2005 (FWF—Austrian Science Fund) Research

IFK (International Research Centre for Cultural Studies) Research Fellow in 2005/2006 Research project: Curiosity and Violence in War Photography Research

Research project at the ZFL (Centre for Literary and Cultural Research), Berlin, in 2006/2007 Research project: Curiosity and Violence in War Photography Research